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Expensive care? Resource-based thresholds for potentially inappropriate treatment in intensive care

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In intensive care, disputes sometimes arise when patients or surrogates strongly desire treatment, yet health professionals regard it as potentially inappropriate. While professional guidelines confirm that physicians are not always obliged to provide requested treatment, determining when treatment would be inappropriate is extremely challenging.


One potential reason for refusing to provide a desired and potentially beneficial treatment is because (within the setting of limite...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s40592-017-0075-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Monash Bioethics Review Journal website
Publication date:
2018-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-12-18
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EISSN:
1836-6716
ISSN:
1321-2753
Pubs id:
pubs:813774
URN:
uri:76fb6683-82e3-4d1a-97e6-35be0cc9f58b
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uuid:76fb6683-82e3-4d1a-97e6-35be0cc9f58b
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pubs:813774

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